UK house & techno heavyweights Dusky return to their 17 Steps label with the classic house indebted ‘Square Miso’, picking up swiftly where this summer’s hugely successful ‘Cold Heart’ EP left off – the lead track an ever present in Gerd Janson‘s summer DJ sets.
Already recognisable to many from Dusky‘s festival sets as well as Jackmaster’s recent Circo Loco terrace recording, ‘Square Miso’ draws on the swing of classic NYC house with soulful, cut-up vocal samples and tightly programmed beats, whilst harking back to ’90s Italian house classics with its distinctive piano melodies – with a dash of Shades Of Rhythm-era UK rave for good measure. As well as the club-ready original, a beatless piano and strings ‘reprise’ is also included.
A darker, Detroit-nodding club tool, ‘LF10‘ blends heavy-hitting stabs, atmospheric melodic textures and house grooves. An immersive roller, like ‘Square Miso‘ it serves as another example of the duo’s ability to blend different influences into unique hybrids.
With 2017 releases from B.K.R & Jamie Jones, Christian Piers, Bwana and Kiwi, Dusky’s 17 Steps has become an increasingly prolific outlet of forward thinking house and techno – with support from Gerd Janson, Midland, Len Faki, Maya Jane Coles, Tiga and George Fitzgerald among others.